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Sensory integration assessments and treatment

Sensory integration services across Yorkshire and the surrounding area

Due to recent events, we are not completing school visist until further notice.  If you have any coronovirus symptoms, please cancel your home appointment with us. see link for futher advice: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Louise Holdsworth

Specialist Occupational Therapist
and
Advanced Sensory Integration Practitioner

Louise is an Occupational Therapist who trained at Salford University, qualifying in 2012.  Prior to this, Louise has over 20 years’ experience of working in the NHS and other care sectors in a variety of settings.  

 

Louise has extensive experience of supporting people with additional needs, Autism Spectrum Condition and mental health conditions.  Louise is a specialist Occupational Therapist and an Advanced Sensory Integration Practitioner with a masters module in Autism,  and is Managing Director at Sensory-OT4me Ltd.

 

Louise is fully insured and has an Disclosing and Barring Service certificate (DBS). Louise is registered with the Health and care professions council [HCPC] and Royal College of Occupational Therapists.

Lizzie Huxford

Specialist Occupational

Therapist

and

Sensory Integration Practitioner

Lizzie is an Occupational Therapist who trained at York St John University, qualifying in 2009.  Lizzie completed post graduate training in Sensory Integration Therapy in 2019 and has an up-to-date enhanced DBS. 

 

Lizzie has over 15 years’ experience of working in the National Health Service (NHS) and educational settings.   Lizzie is fully insured and is registered with the Health and care professions council (HCPC), Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT) and the Sensory Integration Network.  

 

Lizzie has extensive experience supporting people of all ages within a range of complex health and social needs including; Learning Disabilities, Behavioural difficulties, Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD),  Severe/chronic mental illness and within the Criminal Justice system with people sectioned under the Mental Health Act 1983. Lizzie joined as a Director of Sensory-OT4me Ltd in 2020. Lizzie specialises within functional assessments and sensory integration assessments.  

 

Specialist Occupational Therapy
and Advanced Sensory Integration

Sensory Integration

What is it?

"Sensory Integration is the process in which the brain organises information sent from our senses, giving meaning and determining what to focus on, forming the foundations for learning and social behaviours" (Ayres 2005)

 

Information is sent from different parts of the body [the sensory systems] to the brain, and then the relevant responses are formed, allowing us to respond appropriately. When difficulties occur with SI, the brain does not process sensory information effectively and therefore the individual does not receive precise information about himself or the world (Ayres 1972).

 

Difficulties can impact upon a wide range of functional areas, including:

  • self-care tasks such as washing and dressing, teeth brushing, hair brushing

  • concentrating at school and handwriting

  • spinning, rocking, flapping

  • difficulty wearing clothing, wiping face

  • poor sleep

  • clumsy, uncoordinated, difficulty learning new motor tasks i.e, riding a bike

  • dislike of noise

  • plus many more...

 

Stacking Blocks
 

Our Services

 

Free Telephone and Screening Consultation

Expert service

Firstly I listen. I have so many parents who have said they feel that no-one has listened or really understood their child. I want to know all the child's difficulties in all areas of life then I can get a picture of whether sensory integration difficulties are impacting. Once I have all this information I will inform you whether or not a full assessment is appropriate.  

 

Sensory-OT4me, clients know exactly what to expect - professionalism, efficiency and exceptional results.

Child In Speech Therapy
Kids Blowing Bubbles

Assessment Process

Always prepared

Following consultation, if appropriate a thorough assessment will be required.  This usually includes:

  • Home assessment
    This is to gather more information from yourself and a full history. I also observe the child and engage in play if appropriate which also informs my assessment process.

  • Education assessment
    I will spend time in your child's education setting completing observations, gathering information from key staff and observing the child.

  • Standardised assessment tools
    To ensure all my clinical reasoning is backed up with evidenced based practice. 

  • Detailed report
    A full report with recommendations for home and education. A training session is also arranged usually in the education setting.

 

Sensory-OT4me is committed to getting the job done, especially when it comes to this service. You can count on us to be professional, timely, efficient and make sure you’re satisfied every step of the way.

Prices available on request

Treatment

Ayre's SI treatment

Treatment is sometimes advised following assessment.  This can be:

  • sensory diet
    This is a timetable devised throughout the child's day to provide the right type and amount of sensory input.  This helps the child to maintain focus and attention to engage in the activities they want and need to participate in.  The educational setting is provided with training on how to implement the diet and I will monitor the diet termly.

  • Ayre's SI Treatment
    This is direct 1:1 therapy in clinic.  The theory is based on neuroplasticity - the brain forms new pathways to help improve functional goals that we set together. so improvements are seen in actual goals that are important to you and your child, such as: better able to concentrate in class, able to tie shoe laces, able to ride a bike, able to use a knife and fork etc.   These sessions usually run one hour per week for 10 weeks initially and all all done via play activities. 

     

Prices available on request

Playing in a Tunnel
Boy Coloring

Teaching and Training

Up-skill your health professionals and education staff

Bespoke training packages are available for half or full day delegates.  Please get in touch for more information

Feedback from some of our delegates: 'informative', 'inspiring and informative', 'it was like stepping into my daughter's shoes', 'fabulous!' 'lots of lightbulb moments.. I've gained a better insight into my daughter's life and struggles and where they stem from'. 'super, thank you!'

"Thanks to you my son can now concentrate better in school, ride his bike and is sleeping much better...it's been such a great experience and he's loved every minute!"

A happy parent

 

Get in touch

Call us on 07850 535965 or if you prefer, send us an email using our easy contact form.

 
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